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Ladies Potluck

April 14, 2009

My friend Amber hosted a ladies night/potluck Saturday night. It was so much fun!


4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2009 10:45 pm

    Oh yes it’s ladies night
    And the feeling’s right
    Oh yes it’s ladies night
    Oh what a night (oh what a night)

  2. musubk permalink
    April 17, 2009 5:51 am

    “Thirty years ago, fresh out of the University of Rome, Maffi was doing fieldwork in Somalia when she first began to surmise a connection between language and ecology. She moved to the University of California at Berkley and began working toward a PhD in anthropology doing research on ethnomedicine in Chiapas, Mexico. It was in Chiapas that Maffi had a kind of epiphany.
    “The way Maffi tells the story, she was interviewing Tzeltal Mayan people waiting in line at a medical clinic in the village of Tenejapa when she met a man who had walked for hours, carrying his two-year-old daughter, who was suffering from diarrhea. It turned out the man had only a dim memory of the “grasshopper leg herb” that was once well known as a perfectly effective diarrhea remedy in the Tzeltal ethnomedical pharmacopeia. Because he’d nearly forgotten the words for the herb, he’d lost almost any trace of the herb’s utility, or even of its existence.”

  3. wordsaresexy permalink*
    April 18, 2009 3:52 am


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